3 Ways to Improve Your Exercise Performance While Making It Feel Easier

Written by on June 11, 2018 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 0 Comments

Video Source: TED

Are you already thinking about that New Year’s resolution to get back to the gym and back into shape? If so, take a moment to watch this fun, eye-opening Ted Talk by Social Psychologist, Emily Balcetis. In the video, Balcetis shows us how our perspective literally shapes our reality, and how it can work for or against us.

Some people, she says, quite literally see the glass half-full, while others see it half-empty. She gives a couple examples from studies that show that dieter’s see apples as larger than those who aren’t dieting, and baseballs look smaller to players who have just come out of a slump than those who have not.

And she sites an amazing study that shows that people who voted for Obama saw his skin as much lighter than those who voted against him.

Perception is personal and relative. What we think we see as “reality” is really something that has been filtered through our own mind’s eye with all its beliefs and expectations.

Balcetis decided to do a couple studies to find out if perspective and/or approach can effect the way a person experiences their exercise routine, and the answer she got was “yes.” Watch the video above to find out how her studies were conducted.

For your New Year’s Resolution purposes, I’m going to cut to the chase and just give you the three proven ways you can bettering your exercise performance while simultaneously making it seem easier.


1. Commit to a manageable goal that you believe you can attain.
2. Be motivated to achieve it.
3. Keep your eyes on the prize (on your finish line or goal).

Vicki Howie, Chakra Expert

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